The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank provides office and administration space for the Sixth Federal Reserve District, covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. With additional branch offices in Birmingham, Nashville, Miami, Jacksonville, and New Orleans, the building had to be wired for high speed network access and excellent teleconferencing capabilities. The primary work that goes on inside its marble facade is monetary policy management, bank supervision and regulation, and coordination and oversight of the nation’s interstate payment system.
Built from White Cherokee Marble quarried in Tate, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta matches the exteriors of several other prominent Atlanta landmarks. The 10-story office tower has 735,311 square feet of usable floor space, with several conference rooms and assembly areas, as well as a cafeteria, and the Atlanta Museum of Money. The physical facilities are managed by an internal engineering team and facilities maintenance department. The Bank is located at 1000 Peachtree St. NE in midtown Atlanta.
The bank building’s layout has three entrances, with the public entrance on Peachtree street. Bank employees have a second entrance around the corner, reserved for employees making the commute via MARTA, and there’s a third-floor entrance via the attached parking structure in the back of the building. All entrances are secure and have screening checkpoints.
The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank hired Sustainable Investment Group to shepherd the building through LEED® certification, and the building was certified LEED® Gold in May of 2013. Originally constructed in 2001, the building had already had significant efforts in place for environmental sustainability, as part of an overall coordinated effort by the Federal Reserve to focus on the sustainability of new construction and long term facilities operation.
Highlights of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta LEED Gold Certification Program include:
SIG’s Role on this building:
LEED Certification Level: LEED® Gold
ENERGY STAR Score: 78 (at time of LEED certification)
Total Square Feet: 735,311
SIG team members that worked on this project:
Fun Fact about the building or project:
Was the third Federal Reserve Bank to earn the LEED® O+M: Existing Buildings certification (Cleveland and Chicago were the first two).
1000 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309